Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Twigg

    Watch this

    • John

      They are shooting the Italian 9×21 glock 17 so I would expect some differences with a regular 9mm Glock.

      • Nicholas Chen

        Is there a difference in an Italian Glock? Wouldnt it just be an Austrian Glock 17?

        • Beju

          The barrel would be different to accommodate the longer case length of 9x21mm, which is the response to 9x19mm handguns being expressly banned in Italy and a number of other countries. Magazines should be the same as 9×21 and 9x19mm have identical, or nearly identical (depending upon who you ask), overall lengths.

          • Giolli Joker

            True.
            And ballistics are the same.
            No differences with a regular 9mm Glock.

    • n0truscotsman

      LOL

      excellent video.

      Now can everyone (especially 1911 fans) agree that Glocks are plenty accurate for their intended purpose?

  • Mazryonh

    Given the ballistic drop you get with the generally low muzzle velocity of .45 ACP rounds, it’s quite a feat unless you adjust your sights properly and know which way the wind is blowing. Doing this with a 10mm handgun would be somewhat easier due to higher muzzle velocity:

    http://youtu.be/bI4qKl0VXjU

    Do you remember which loads you used when firing the KRISS Vector carbine? According to websites like ballisticsbytheinch, long-barrelled .45 ACP carbines actually slow down the bullets from most heavy .45 ACP loadings, making long-range shots more difficult.

    http://ballisticsbytheinch.com/45auto.html

  • Dolly

    Desert Eagle at 230 yards ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1xj_3RvP2E
    1911 at 230 Yards; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2cnop15VA8
    Glock 27 at 230 yards; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmMEg4y54Dk

    Hickok45 also had a vid of him shooting a snub at 230 yards, but I can’t seem to find it.

  • who cares?

    I once saw a 60ish year old lady hit a 5 inch bulls eye at 100 yards with a S&W revolver with a 1 and 7/8 inch barrel. I don’t blame you for not believing. If I hadn’t been there I would call bullshit too.

    • cameron

      I call BS

      • who cares?

        Saw it with my own eyes.

        • Grey Beard

          I concur with that who. I have seen a gent named Jim Gregg shoot a 6 shot group on a 5 in bullseye at 100 yds without using his sights. I believe he was shooting 38 SP +p ammo and it was pretty amazing. 45 ACP at 200 is a nice feat and I can understand why the shooter was one and done after the hit.

      • I saw him do it as well. In fact after I saw it I sent it on to Steve.

    • Giolli Joker

      Munden and Miculek did many of these shots over the years… sometimes with snub nose S&W revolvers held upside down and fired with the pinkie finger.
      (Tricky shot but it may make it “easier” to properly aim as your target isn’t covered by your hand/gun)

  • M40

    It’s probably not as hard as many might think. In fact, everyone should spend a day shooting pistols at the rifle range. Start at 50 yards, then 100, 150, and on to 200. You will quickly get a feel for the drop of a particular caliber. You’ll learn to adjust accordingly. At 50 yards, you might only see couple inches of drop, but by 100 yards, you’ll be sighting a solid foot or so above the target. By 200 yards, it’s getting a bit hairy, and drops can be 3 feet or more (depends on caliber, barrel, etc).

    • bbmg

      This. It’s not a black art, we know all about the variables and what they do to projectiles.

      • M40

        You say “we” as if ALL shooters know about the long range ballistics of a pistol. You may be quite familiar, but you also might be surprised at how many shooters are not.

        I make a point of practicing long range pistol shooting when I go to the rifle range. For some odd reason, other shooters tend to stop what they’re doing to watch. Many are astounded that I can plink targets fairly regularly at 100 yards and more with a Glock. They just never considered a carry pistol being an effective tool beyond the small 50 or 75 foot ranges they normally practice in.

        This article was written showing Jerry Miculek pulling this shot off as if it were some kind of unobtainable trick shooting magic (which a lot of his impressive feats really are!). I think more shooters should know that these shots are not only possible, but feasible for the average pistol shooter, and something they might want to practice.

        • bbmg

          I meant “we” as in we, the human race – knowledge of the effect of distance and the environment on a bullet’s trajectory is freely and easily available to anyone, so the only excuse for ignorance is not having bothered to look it up.

    • who cares?

      True dat.

      • scott will

        dat true

    • I agree more people should try it. You’re right it isn’t as hard as you might think. It’s also a lot of fun when you hear that clang at 200 yards.

  • Lance

    SO Ive seen a 250 yard hit with a Glock 21.

  • n0truscotsman

    hmmm, i guess that refutes the claim of “glocks aren’t accurate”.

  • tincankilla

    how about 600 yards with a 1911? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV17c5A0gQA

    • Sharc 65

      tldw

  • 2hotel9

    OK, nice. Want to impress? Do it with the entire magazine.

    • Julie Pascal

      I’m impressed with once. Wow.

      • 2hotel9

        You should not be.

  • DocRambo

    Not a big deal. When shooting silohuettes, I routinely hit the cast iron pigs at 400 yds with a Colt Python .357 mag. w/ open sights, 9 inch barrel. The delay was awesome, with the aim point ~4 ft. over the target. Wish we’d had a video of it, but thirty years ago, video cams were several thou, and the size of a small bazooka.

  • The Masked Avatar

    The only time I hit a target with a Glock is when I throw the gun at it.

  • Ken in Camarillo

    What amazes me is not so much the distance (it is amazing to me), but even more is that he’s doing it off-hand as opposed to using some kind of rest (bench or prone position). I was an Expert in basic training, but couldn’t count on hitting anything further than 100 meters with an M16 shooting off-hand. Shooting prone, I could almost always hit a torso at 300 meters. Of course, I’m not a competitive shooter, was just a well trained soldier in basic training.

    • 2hotel9

      Sorry, bro, when I went through basic if you could not hit silhouettes beyond 100m from standing you got remedial training. Even with an M16.

  • Lee Earle

    What’s the puff of dust at the target’s 4 o’clock about 3 yards out? Mis-matched B-roll? Not doubting that he did it, but not with the shot shown – unless it was a ricochet.

    • 2hotel9

      That is his rd hitting the ground after hitting the iron.

  • Rex

    Damn fine shooting. Drop is not the problem; when I regularly shot expert with the M16A1 in the Marines, when I moved from the 300 to the 500 the only dope change I made was to use my long range sights instead of the short range sights and then aim at the top of the target instead of center mass or six o’clock. Nope, the problem with pistol shooting at that distance is the left to right movement of the pistol while shooting. Pistol shooting is MUCH more interesting than rifle shooting. Dang, I miss those times.

  • Steve_7

    Geez, haven’t you guys ever heard of metallic silhouette shooting? Google that for a change. Anyone can hit a target at 200 yards with a pistol – doing it consistently with a nice group is the challenge.

  • allendlk

    My son-in-law hit a small steel plate at 140 yards with a standard Berreta 9mm handgun. One shot, one gong. I thought that was pretty darned good!